Union Crackdown Bill Advances in PA House

State would stop collecting dues for public unions.

A Pennsylvania House committee has passed a bill that would restrict the ability of the state to collect dues on behalf of public employee unions.

AP reports:

Under the bill, state and local governments would be allowed to continue the practice of deducting a “fair share” amount that is supposed to pay just for the cost of representing employees.


But it would stop the practice of deducting other voluntary amounts, including union dues that pay for issues advocacy and political action committee contributions.

Gov. Tom Corbett has said he would sign the bill if passed. Unions say the bill is an attack on worker's rights.

Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.

  • Joseph

    The bill is no attack on workers rights! The workers are free to donate as much as they want to the union. Go ahead… just sign over your paycheck to the union, if you want to do so.